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Peter Cottontail

    my bunny Miles (Netherland Dwarf)
    May 1999 - May 2008

    Happy Easter!  I had a busy holiday weekend, so I just have time for a quick post today.  I know this is not design or fashion related, but I did say in the beginning that this blog discusses whatever I find interesting at any given time. Therefore, I'm going to mention animal welfare and animal rescue, both of which I support and believe in wholeheartedly.

    little "Miss Miles" (I thought she was a boy when I first got her and never bothered to change her name!)

    Since it is Easter and I am a bunny person, I wanted to remember my dear little pet "Miles" who passed away nearly two years ago at the ripe old age of nine.  What is that in bunny years anyway?  I ADORED my little pipsqueak more than anything and spoiled her rotten.  I miss her everyday :-(

    she was trained so well - she could jump for her treats!

    Many people feel that Easter is an appropriate time to purchase little fluffy chicks or baby bunnies for their little ones, but they don't take the time to research and understand that these animals require just as much love, attention and care as a dog or cat.  A lot of times, children are excited and fascinated with their new pets for a few days and quickly become bored and ignore the animals, or even worse, neglect them.

    Miles lounging in one of her beds

    Miles lounging in my bed!

    As if animal cruelty isn't rampant enough, every year around this time an overwhelming number Easter "bunnies" are abandoned or harmed.  If you know anybody who is considering buying a rabbit as a gift, please let them know about this and maybe they will reconsider -- unless of course, they are rescuing a poor little fluff ball.

    I didn't get her as a gift... I just did really annoying things to her which she tolerated (against her will!)

    Sorry to get all "preachy," this is just something near and dear to my heart.

    my sweetie

    UPDATE: WendyB kindly sent me this article from the Wall St. Journal.  Thanks Wendy!!